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The Seattle Sketcher

An illustrated journal of life in the Puget Sound region by Times artist Gabriel Campanario.

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November 30, 2012 at 7:49 PM

Don’t miss this Swiss landmark

Sketched Nov. 21, 2012 You may look at this sketch and think I went to Switzerland, but I only had to go as far as Issaquah to enjoy a delightful Alpine scene. The authentic Swiss-style Edelweiss Chalet, home to Boehms Candies since 1956, was built by Julius Boehm, an Austrian immigrant who relocated his chocolate…


Comments | More in Buildings, Businesses, Food and restaurants, History | Topics: Eastside, Issaquah

June 10, 2011 at 7:38 PM

Farmers markets crop up

Sketched June 7, 1:46 p.m. With the summer solstice around the corner, seasonal farmers markets are back with colorful fresh produce you can buy directly from the growers. “What sells the most now are asparagus, lettuce, garlic and onions,” said Ramona Lopez, a farmer from the Yakima Valley I met this week at Crossroads Farmers Market…


Comments | Topics: Bellevue, Eastside

March 18, 2011 at 6:35 PM

Fresh socks may tickle fans, stump critics

Sketched March 15, 2:46 p.m. Suzanne Tidwell and Beth Newfeld are using 35 miles of yarn to bring a splash of color, and a little controversy, to quiet suburban Sammamish. Last December, the local fiber artists covered six 20-foot tree stumps at a busy intersection with giant winter-themed knitted socks adorned with embroidered snowflakes. The self-funded…


Comments | More in Public art | Topics: Eastside, Sammamish

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